2019 Common Riding

Cornet 2019

Connor Brunton (24),  eldest son of Angus & Lynn Brunton. Connor attended Drumlanrig Primary School and Hawick High School and now works as a joiner with Waverley Housing. As well as horse riding, first following Cornet Jamie Turnbull in 2005, Connor’s interests include golf and darts and looking after his own horse Russe. Being elected Cornet for 2019 fulfils a lifelong dream.





Cornet’s Lass

Cornet’s Lass is Victoria Campbell  (21), lives with her mum and step dad, Christine and Colin Mercer. Victoria attended Howdenburn Primary School, Jedburgh before moving to Trinity Primary School and Hawick High School and is due to graduate The University of Edinburgh in July having studied primary education. Victoria has her own horse Tilly and when not riding Tilly you will find her in the gym or walking her dog Bruno. Victoria is honoured to be Cornet’s Lass for 2019 hopes to make her family, including dad Alasdair, friends and townsfolk of Hawick proud.



Acting Father and Acting Mother

The Cornet’s Acting Father and Acting Mother for 2019 are Alistair (Joe) and Tracy Crawford. They have been married for 19 years and have two daughters, Holly & Robyn.  Alistair owns his own business, A.S.Crawford Groundworks and Tracy is the business’s secretary. Alistair first followed Cornet I.T. Nichol in 1984. All the family have a passion for all things equestrian. Alastair & Tracy are delighted and extremely honoured to be Acting Father & Mother and wish everyone a fantastic Common-Riding.


Right Hand Man & Lass Gareth J Renwick & Jennifer M Nichol.
Left Hand Man & Lass Alistair M George & Katy Moffat.

25 Year principals:
Ex Cornet Robert Pringle, Ex-Cornet’s Lass Loris Pringle, Ex-Acting Father & Mother Ian & Nancy Fraser.

50 Year Principals
Ex Cornet Bruce Wilson, Ex-Cornet’s Lass Valerie Wilson.

Chief Guest
Ex-Acting Father Gordon Jackson MBE